Share Between iMac, iPhone and iPad

Take multi tasking to a new level. This full-sized, wireless Bluetooth keyboard can be shared between multiple devices. Reply to a text on your iPhone, take notes on your iPad, type away on your Mac.
A clean, white design and low profile keys make for a stylish yet comfortable typing experience.
Share between iMac, iPhone, and iPad
One Touch Quick Switching

One Touch Quick Switching

Bluetooth 3.0Bluetooth keys make it easy for simple switching between devices with the touch of a button. Just pair your device and start toggling.
Bluetooth technology means you don’t have to take up valuable USB ports with wireless receivers. Easy setup, no installation or drivers required.

The First Full-Sized Wireless Keyboard for Mac

Includes a full numeric keypad to easily enter numbers. Arrow keys are convenient for scrolling through documents and playing games.
Effortlessly adjust screen brightness, volume, play and pause with single touch function keys.
The First Full-Sized Wireless Keyboard for the Mac


iPhone iPad Stand

iPhone/iPad Stand Included

The keyboard comes with a useful little stand to prop up your iPhone or iPad at a convenient angle for typing and viewing.



What's Included:

Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard
Kanex iPhone/iPad Stand
Micro USB to USB Cable
2 AAA Batteries
User Manual

Technical Specifications:

Pairs up to 3 Devices using Bluetooth 3.0 Technology
One Touch Toggle Between your Mac, PC,  iPhone, and iPad
Mac OS X (Version 10.0 or later)
iOS 4.0 or later* (Search button works with iOS 7.0.4 or later)
Works with Windows and Android Devices*
Works with Apple TV*
Battery Operated or Bus-Powered
Dimension: 442.0(L) x 125.0 (W) x 20.0 (H)mm
Key Pitch: 19.0mm
*Some hotkeys may not be compatible


Mac computers with Bluetooth wireless technology

iPad (all models)
iPad Mini (all models)
iPad Air
iPhone (all models)
Apple TV (2nd and 3rd ) Generation
PlayStation 3

The host device is required to support Bluetooth HID profile
Kanex Sync keyboard packaging

FAQ (25)

How could I use the Keyboard on 4 devices?
Simply plug the Keyboard to a Mac or PC by using the Micro USB cable. You will then have the ability to pair 3 additional devices via Bluetooth

Do I need batteries if I have the keyboard plugged with the Micro USB cable?
No batteries are required if the USB keyboard is plugged with the Micro USB cable to the Mac or PC

Is the Keyboard able to charge the batteries?
No, the keyboard does not have any charging capabilities

How do I reset the Kanex Keyboard?
Press and hold the FN and Bluetooth Pair button for 2 seconds. Be aware the master reset will erase any paired devices on the Keyboard

Does it work with the Xbox360?
Only in USB mode, which requires to use the Micro USB cable

Is the keyboard backlit?
No, there is no backlit on the keyboard

Could I use the Lighting to USB camera adapter to plug the keyboard?
Yes, Only on the iPad you are able to plug the keyboard directly into the adapter and it will also power the keyboard without requiring batteries

Does it work with Windows Tablet or PC?
The keyboard was designed to be use with Apple computers, tablets and phones. However it will work with windows as a generic keyboard, but some hotkeys or FN key shortcuts will not be functional.

Does it work with Android Tablets or Smartphones?
It does but some hotkeys will not be functional, Android 3.0 or later is required

Do you plan on making a Windows/Android specific keyboard? (as Logitech's Easy-Switch keyboards do not have full keypad)
The Kanex Keyboard will work with the Android and Windows. It actually works pretty good on Android so far the only hotkey that will not function is the brightness. For Windows, the keyboard keys will work but the hotkeys will not function (Ex. Brightness control,Media Keys, etc) and also some shortcuts that use FN keys.

Would the keyboard work with my Samsung Smart TV?
If the HDTV has Bluetooth HID profile future, then it will work.

Does multi sync keyboard work with Apple TV?
Yes it does, with 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV.

Could I connect an iMac, Mac Mini& iPad to this keyboard?
That is correct, you could connect all of them via Bluetooth or you could also connect the iMac or Mac Mini via the USB cable and the rest via Bluetooth.

I noticed there is a "USB" button close to blue tooth switch keys. If I connect the keyboard to the USB port of the desktop that has no bluetooth function, can it work via USB?
That is correct, the USB function will not required any bluetooth so it will work if connected to a computer that has no Bluetooth and with this setup you will also be able to pair up to 3 Bluetooth Devices.

The search button on the keyboard is not functioning
The search button is only for iOS devices. It currently only works with iOS 7.0.4 or later

Where could I purchase the UK version?

The Number Keypad is not working
Press the Clear key and this will activate the number keypad

I use dictation all the time what key do I press on my mac it's Fn Fn
Sorry but the FN FN shortcut will need to be changed in order to work since the FN FN will only work with Apple keyboards. Go to System Preferences> Dictation& Speech> Then under shortcut please change to any of the right command key twice.

target display mode... will command F2 switch to TDM as on Apple kb's? Many 3rd party KBDs will not preform this function.
Sorry, but just like other 3rd party keyboards Command F2 to switch to target display mode will require to use the Apple Keyboard.

Mission Control& Desktop View Keys do not work
Go to System preferences> Keyboard> Shortcuts tab, then select mission control on the left panel. Then on the lower bottom right corner click restore defaults

the Enter Key on the numeric keypad is not working - just the Enter Key on the main portion of the keyboard is working. I am using the keyboard with my iPad 2.
Sorry, the enter key on the numeric keypad only works on a computer. Thank you

The lower left hand key on this keyboard is big and has a square in the center. What is the purpose of this key? Can it be reassigned to be the Control key instead of what it is?Thanks...
That key is the home button, it will take you to the home page of your device.

How do I turn on my Macbook pro while it is in closed clamshell and in use with thunderbolt display?
Do you mean the Macbook in the sleep mode? If it is the case, all you need to do is to press any key of the keyboard to reconnect to the Macbook.

Will you have this keyboard in Spanish?
Yes! We should have the Spanish version in stock by the end of April 2014. -Kanex Support

I paired the keyboard to both my iPad and iPhone and the brightness buttons do not work.
The function keys only work on Mac OSX and Windows. iOS does not utilize the function keys in the same way. Please see Apple's support page about this subject: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4112

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Ratings (25)

  4.52 out of 5/ Based on25 reviews

This is a great keyboard, I use it extensively. Feels like the Apple brand, great quality. The reason I bought it is that I can use it to type on my iPhone or iPad as well which is very handy.

Reviewed by JG, Davie FL United States, 4/15/2014
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 3/14

I used it on a Windows Laptop at work. I loved it. I loved how it connected very easily. I didn't like that the lights indicating which device you were connected to were at the other end of the keyboard from the select buttons. My head would naturally look at the keys to see what I was connected to. Then I would have to track across the keyboard to look at the lights. Seems like a small thing, but it really was a pain. It felt a little cheap for the price.

Reviewed by JM, Grand Rapids MI United States, 4/14/2014
Device: Others - Year: 2013/10

It needs a trackpad. I share the keyboard with three computers, have to use sharemouse too.

Reviewed by BM, Chicago IL United States, 4/13/2014
Device: Others - Year:

I use the Keyboard as my primary KB on my 2013 27" i7 3.4 Ghz Quad Core iMac. I really like the design and having both BlueTooth and USB connections. I also like the quickness of it waking up from standby mode when in BT use. My main complaint is that under BlueTooth connectivity, the battery life is fairly short. (Add a battery for longevity) As a suggestion, a KB designed with a 'Track Pad' area, either to replace the numerical pad or in addition to, would be a great feature. I use the Kanex KB with an Apple Trackpad together, which works great, but in all one design and color, for asthetics would be nice. Also, more battery power for longer life under BT use. Great Keyboard, I like it very much.... keep it up the with the great products!!A user and a fan, Mark Clark

Reviewed by MC, Austin TX United States, 4/13/2014
Device: iMac - Year: June 2013

1. Using it to connect to iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. 2. Ease of switching between devices. 3. Oh my word! It has a type face error! The double quotes and the single quotes are the wrong way around! I only noticed it after a while because I touch type and didn't bother with actually looking at the keyboard. To me this is a flaw and if I hadn't moved overseas after buying the product I would have sent it back and got a replacement. For now I just put up with it. But it means that I am more than reserved at selecting another Kanex product. I was considering the Sydnee at one stage. 4. The right arrow key has intermittent problems. Compared to all the other arrow keys, this one doesn't work as well. I can't find exactly when and how it does it, but it is not to do with the computer I'm using as the right arrow key is fine on that keyboard. I'm sticking with the keyboard for the time being as I will ignore the above above two problems if I can use the one keyboard for three separate devices.

Reviewed by PN, San Francisco CA United States, 2/1/2014
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2013

What about a cap indication

Reviewed by GB, LEVITTOWN PR United States, 1/26/2014
Device: iMac - Year: 2011

What key do you press for Dictation?? With my Mac Keyboard it's FN FN

Reviewed by sr, Rancho Mirage CA United States, 1/22/2014
Device: iMac - Year: 2011

I cannot rate the kbd until you send me a replacement. Broken Tab key

Reviewed by DS, Houston TX United States, 1/22/2014
Device: iMac - Year: 2013 Dec

The keyboard is obviously used in conjunction with my computer. For business purposes and private use I have found the keyboard is very easy to use. It is well laid out with a good number of additional features not found on a normal keyboard. Being able to use the keyboard with three different devises is also very useful and time saving. thank you for developing such an excellent product.

Reviewed by MG, Guildford Surrey United Kingdom, 1/22/2014
Device: iMac - Year: 2013 December

I use the Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard at my office. I enjoy that it easily connects to my Macabook Pro Retina, iPhone, and iPad very easily. I have not found anything yet that I do not like about it.

Reviewed by RM, Elizabethtown KY United States, 1/21/2014
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 01/2014

I am a CFO for a Privately Held Company with 14,000 employees. most all of my time is spend at my computer. i use an IMAC (odd for an accountant) and had been searching for a wireless Mac Compatible Keyboard WITH A NUMERIC KEYPAD in the STANDARD (NON MAC) format. by this i mean with a Full Size "+" key above the ENTER key. Your company delivered. I had searched for about 2 Years for such a keyboard. Most accountants are "touch key" trained, the small Apple "+" is simply not useful. thanks i do have one recommendation. the actual touch/feel of the keystrokes is somewhat "weak". a more precise tactile feel would be an added benefit. Great Product and i have told about 30 Accountants about this product.

Reviewed by GB, Nashville TN United States, 12/30/2013
Device: iMac - Year: 10/2013

I use the keyboard to control my PC, my IPAD and IPhone... It just makes life easy as I don't have to get used to multiple keyboards that clutter up my desk. I like the product quality as its lightweight, but feels like it’s a quality product, much more than the Apple keyboard that has little feedback feeling in the keys in comparison. I did used to have the Logitech before it died of overuse. The Kanex is actually better, it has the extra connection being it's also USB, so 4 devices can be controlled (big bonus for me). I don't like the IOS home button position, but I soon sorted that out with a registry key change to have it used for something else. Reading back this note, it looks like I am selling this keyboard:-)...Well I guess in my opinion it is that good and I am a very fussy end user and do use lots of keyboards in my work. The best advice I can offer is that it's excellent value for money considering the quality and the functionality and compared to its competition of which there is not much. It’s convincingly out in front, go buy one...this is NOT a product you will be disappointed with. My only request would be that Kanex start manufacturing a matching mouse. I have a multi-function mouse now but it only works on two devices. One keyboard and one mouse that both switch between devices on one key press would be the ultimate solution for me…… Thanks Phil...

Reviewed by PL, LIVONIA MI United States, 12/28/2013
Device: PC - Year: 28/12/2013

1. I use the Kanex Multi-Synu Keyboard as my main computer keyboard. 2. I like the number pad and the extra function keys. 3. Because of the length of the keyboard, it is "sway-backed" and the bottom center of the keyboard hits the top of the desk and makes a rattling noise as I type. The noise is annoying. 4. Overall, I like the keyboard and I like being able to tie it to my Apple TV and my iPad mini as a keyboard for them.

Reviewed by RW, Brevard NC United States, 12/28/2013
Device: Others - Year: 2013/12

Used with my new iMac. I like that it connects reliably and functions well. I don't like that the Cap Lock key provides no indication that it is active and that= key is not on the number pad.

Reviewed by MH, La Mesa CA United States, 12/28/2013
Device: iMac - Year: 2013/12

I use this product with my Mac Mini. To test the multi-connect capability, I also paired this with my iPhone and verified it works well. I like this keyboard, because its thin and its edges are close to the keys. Many keyboards have a wrist support section that extends many centimeters beyond the space bar. I place my keyboard on an under-desk shelf and would have to extend the shelf far beyond the edge of the desk to reach all of the keys of my previous keyboard. Although I could have used other thin keyboards, your keyboard has a number pad, which I find quite useful. I didn't think it was important when I made the purchase, but having a back-light for the keys would be handy for a future model. Maybe have it set to dim within a couple of seconds of the last stroke. I do wish there were an instant connect button and some method of allowing the connection to remain beyond what is the default for the keyboard, even if it means reduced battery life.

Reviewed by MN, Sheffield Village OH United States, 12/21/2013
Device: Mac Mini - Year: 11/2013

1. Like Full wireless keyboard Battery life seems decent 2. Don't like Disconnects sometimes Takes a few seconds to connect Some keys repeat without me pressing them on the keyboard.

Reviewed by PA, New York NY United States, 12/17/2013
Device: Others - Year: MacBook air

With a Macbook Pro via blue tooth and direct wire. Has numeric keypad. Easy to set up. So far nothing.

Reviewed by LL, Rapid City SD United States, 12/16/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2013/11

I love this keyboard! I've set it up in my office with a Magic Trackpad. Now I can have my MacBook Air, my iPhone, and my iPad all working with the Kanex keyboard.It paired easily and now remembers my laptop when I turn it back on. The full-size keyboard is terrific; having the number pad it great.

Reviewed by LS, Los Angeles CA United States, 12/15/2013
Device: iPad - Year: 2013/12

The keyboard is perfect, has very good finishes. It looks sturdy and is comfortable to use. I connected to a PC with VMware virtual machines (Windows 8, MacOS, Linux) use, also connected to a tablet and a smartphone.

Reviewed by NS, Tortosa Spain, 12/14/2013
Device: PC - Year: 11/2013

I use this keyboard at work, almost exclusively with my MBP. Have it synced to my iPad and iPhone, but almost never use them. I love having a full sized wireless keyboard that syncs to multiple devices. It's the best, most full featured one I've found, and completely reasonably priced too. Can't think of anything I dislike about it. But there appear to be additional buttons that I've never seen before and that appear to not do anything, but I haven't really played around with them yet.

Reviewed by TK, Austin TX United States, 12/13/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: Retina 2012

1. Home office. 2. So far, everything. Nice feel and functional. 3. Let's see, it's not voice controlled? Nothing really. It does everything really well. 4. Really happy with the keyboard. Fits with my iMac color scheme. Switches nicely in bluetooth, spaced just right for me and is a joy to type on.

Reviewed by RF, Canton GA United States, 12/13/2013
Device: iMac - Year: 2013/2

1. I use the product daily on my main machine (Mac Pro) 2. I like the layout and number pad 3. there is no setting to switch the function keys like there is on a mac keyboard, i use function keys all day long. having to press FN + function key is cumbersome

Reviewed by mh, Port St Lucie FL United States, 12/13/2013
Device: Mac Pro - Year: 2010

i use this product at my office to switch between my computer and mobile devices. i'm a programmer at a media company that publishes to desktop and mobile, so being able to switch to different devices and type with a keyboard is really convenient. the lack of light indicator on the caps lock key is very painful. it's a must have feature for a button like that that has a persistent state (ie not just key down/ key up, but active/ not active) what i actually use it for most is trying to answer text messages on my phone without having to pick it up and type. it would be great if there was better 'Send' button support on the keyboard. the spotlight key also doesn't seem to do anything in iOS7. generally, better support for being able to navigate an iphone with the keyboard keys would be wonderful... it would also be nice if the bluetooth switching was faster

Reviewed by ME, Brooklyn NY United States, 12/13/2013
Device: iPhone - Year: 2013/10

I initially used this unit on my bluetooth tablets, both ipad and nexus 7 but quickly tried it on my windows machine without a hitch. which led me to using it on my windows bench that has 3 windows machines. The second unit I purchased specifically for my iMac The solid construction as well as the ease and ability to pair devices along with a full sized keyboard (and number pad) make this the perfect keyboard for ALL DEVICES!I haven't found anything I don't like about this device.

Reviewed by MD, College Station TX United States, 12/12/2013
Device: iMac - Year: 2013/08

This is used at work and at home, love how you can use with multiple devices.

Reviewed by LB, via kalgoorlie WA Australia, 12/12/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year:

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